The city council tonight is scheduled to consider rules changes that improve the job security of the city manager and lengthen the process of appointing citizens to city boards. The new rules increase the number of votes required to fire the city manager from a simple majority to a two-thirds vote. With nine aldermen and […]
The City Council voted Monday to add four more streets to this year’s repaving program at a cost of $1.9 million. The affected streets are: Asbury Avenue from Church Street to Greenwood Street Dodge Avenue from Oakton Street to Howard Street McDaniel Avenue from Harrison Street to Golf Road Dempster Street from Dodge Avenue to […]
The City Council Monday loosened its recently-enacted midnight curfew for minors at bars with 3 a.m. closing times. The change, in response to pleas from Northwestern University student groups, permits the five 3 a.m. bars to hold up to a total of 40 late-night charity fundraisers a year that persons under age 21 would be […]
Evanston’s crime rate appears to have declined again last year, based on an analysis of monthly police crime report data. Three of the four types of crime included in the monthly reports declined from 2004 to 2005. Robberies dropped from 154 to 109. Burglaries declined from 1,327 to 1,251. Auto thefts fell from 129 to […]
The Daily Northwestern reports the city council’s first budget hearing Saturday focused on the desire to improve Evanston’s crumbling infrastructure.
After more than six months of meetings, the city and its consultants have come up with 14 goals for the strategic plan scheduled to be adopted by City Council next month. The draft plan will be presented to residents at a public meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the auditorium of Evanston Northwestern […]
The Chicago Tribune, in an editorial, suggests Evanston’s City Council should lighten up on the college kids.
The Plan Commission is scheduled to review proposals for 27 affordable rental apartments at Darrow Avenue and Church Street, for 175 condos at 1881 Oak Ave. and for 42 townhouses at 1613 Church St. when it meets at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Civic Center. Given the length of recent hearings, it’s unclear […]
Evanston based Northfield Laboratories Inc. has won a temporary order from a California judge barring a San Diego newspaper from publishing reports about tests of its synthetic blood substitute. News of the controversy follows announcement earlier this week that Northfield had won a federal grant to continue trials of PolyHeme.
The City Council Monday night is scheduled to tackle a proposed amendment to Evanston’s recently adopted ban on minors remaining after midnight in bars with 3 a.m. closing times. The Chicago Tribune uncorks a preview.
Aldermen last night discussed proposals to force builders of new condo projects to contribute to an affordable housing fund for the city. The Daily Northwestern has the story.
Police in Mexico yesterday arrested a suspect in the slaying nearly a year ago of Evanston Township High School graduate Melissa Dorner. Dorner, 21, was killed in her apartment in the Edgewater neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side. Details from the Chicago Tribune.
City Manager Julia Carroll’s new budget proposal calls for raising the city’s property tax rate by nearly 7 percent. The first city council hearing on the budget is this Saturday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m. at the Civic Center. The full budget is available online. Budget stories are in the Evanston Review and the Daily […]
The Burger King at 1740 Orrington Ave. will be closed for remodeling for another three weeks. The Daily Northwestern says that has students wondering where to go for a late-night meal.
Police arrested a teenager at 1723 Simpson St. shortly before noon yesterday who they said was carrying a six-inch knife. He was one of several youths police stopped for questioning after a resident told them one teen showed a silver handgun in his waistband as the group walked past him in the 1600 block of […]
So CTA cash fares have gone up — pretty soon you’ll be able to use your cell phone in the subway and have wireless internet access there. Isn’t that a joy! Details from the Daily Northwestern.